Coq au Chardonnay – Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Coq au chardonnay - chicken in white wine

I am not much of a wine drinker but I love cooking with wine. I love the depth of flavor that it creates in a dish and often use the meat as an excuse to eat the sauce because it would likely be frowned upon to just serve up bowls of white wine sauce. This… 

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Egg and Herb Salad

Egg and Herb Salad

Fresh herbs are popping up all over the garden and our chickens are busy laying a ton of eggs.  It’s the perfect time of year for this tasty egg and herb salad. This egg salad is light and fresh and tastes of spring. It goes great on a bed of baby kale or spring greens…. 

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Healthy Lunch Choices at McDonald’s for under 500 Calories

Disclaimer: The FTC requires me to tell you that I am a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s.  All opinions are my own. I try to plan ahead and pack myself a healthy lunch on most days.  But the truth is sometimes it is just easier and more convenient to grab something at the drive-thru…. 

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Students at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges High School Field Trip

I have written about the Crystal Bridges Museum before. It is a wonderful museum and I am so proud to have it located here in Arkansas. I have visited Crystal Bridges several times but never had the opportunity to take a group of students, until now. Thanks to a wonderful grant provided by the Willard… 

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2015 Art Show

Last week was the 3rd Annual Bald Knob District Wide Art Show.  We had a ton of fun and it looked great.  The open house was a huge success and everyone seemed to have a good time. We went from this: to this: in under eight hours thanks to a fantastic group of students.  We… 

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6 secrets to a successful art show

6 Secrets to a Successful Art Show

Putting together an art show is a lot of work. This year will mark my third art show at my current school and my seventh art show in my twelve years as a teacher. I have learned a few things over the years, especially the last three. For the last three years, my coworker and… 

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coconut chicken curry

Coconut Curry Chicken

The closest Indian food restaurant is well over an hour away from my house.  So that mean quick trips for awesome takeout are out of the question.  I love coconut chicken curry and this recipe is both simple and delicious.  It’s easy enough to whip up on a weeknight but special enough for the weekend…. 

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Lobster Rolls at Home

I grew up spending most of my summers in Maine at camp, at the beach, and camping with my family. My husband and I even honeymooned in Maine. I love the slow-paced lifestyle of Maine.  I love the beauty of the varied landscape. Mostly, I love the seafood. I can recall visits to the Lobster… 

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Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven

I had seen several posts floating around the internet that claimed you could cook hard boiled eggs in the oven.  This sounded too simple and too good to be true, so of course I had to give it a try.   This past weekend, I was preparing for Easter dinner and was planning to make… 

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mcCafe McDonald's Coffee

7 Things You Need to Know About McDonald’s McCafe

Disclaimer: The FTC requires me to tell you that I am a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s.  All opinions are my own. My absolute favorite place to get coffee is at McDonald’s. Seriously. If you haven’t tried McDonald’s coffee or any of their McCafe drinks recently, I would highly suggest that you do. They… 

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The Tamale Factory

The Tamale Factory is one of my favorite Arkansas restaurants.  We’ve been several times and I recently had the pleasure of writing about them for First Security Bank’s OnlyInArk.com website.  The food is fantastic and th owners and workers are great people.  Check out my article and then be sure to head on over to… 

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